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Girl Food!

May 25, 2008 Eat

I have very good intentions for this week – I have a ton of work to get done, and I have the house to myself. My DH is traveling for a week, so I figured this is a good opportunity to have a really focused week. (Both for work and for food). I went a […]

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Today’s food

May 23, 2008 Eat

I had a weird day yesterday – got a stomach bug or ate something that was off (don’t know which) and got sick after 4 bites of lunch (in the restaurant bathroom) and ate very little for the rest of the day (had bread and butter at dinner, and some apple). Today I’m feeling better […]

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I’m liking my dieting life

May 21, 2008 Eat

I am liking my life right now. I am liking that I feel like I’m back in control, that I can make good choices, that I feel healthier and that I will eventually lose weight again. I’ve just spent about 2 hours in the kitchen cooking. I have work to do tonight but knew I […]

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Brunch in Paris

May 18, 2008 Eat

So this weekend’s big challenge meal was this morning’s brunch at my mother-in-law’s place. As expected there were croissants of all kinds, breads galore, butter, jams, etc. I ate : 1 slice brioche w sugar-free jam 1 soft-boiled egg 2 small slices bread (1 w butter) for dipping into the soft-boiled egg 1 mini raisin […]

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Great advice on how to stop a binge…

May 17, 2008 Eat

My diet coach, Sandra Ahten (also see links on the side) sent this in the daily email the other day – and I loved it! “When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away.  But first I spray them with Raid so I won’t dig them out of the garbage later.  […]

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The popcorn error

May 16, 2008 Eat

Yesterday evening I came home from work to find my stepson (DSS) ready for a snack — and I was too. I wanted to make myself my new Tabasco-fired air popcorn, but thought that I’d offer him a treat and finally make the microwave popcorn my DH bought a few months back – Jolly Time […]

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Hunger and Croissants

May 15, 2008 Eat

Yesterday I sat in a meeting from 8:30am to 1:20pm. I had lunch after and breakfast was a smoothie in the car at 7:30. In the meeting room was a big basket of croissants, chocolate croissants, and raisin croissants. At 8:15 when I showed up I decided I would not eat any of them. By […]

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What happened to Dr Hope?

May 11, 2008 Eat

For those who’ve been following my story longer (or anyone who’s looking into Intuitive Eating or any of that type of approach), I spent a few months seeing a diet doctor (a real MD) here in France who I nicknamed Dr Hope. Her basic premise was that diets don’t work and that if you re-learn […]

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Tried it again and I DO like air-popped popcorn!

May 7, 2008 Eat

Yesterday I wrote about trying to make myself like fennel. But I also recently tried to get myself to like air-popped popcorn — and this time it actually worked! I love popcorn. I especially love it popped in oil and then tossed w real melted butter and salt. But I can’t have that regularly and […]

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I don’t like fennel

May 6, 2008 Eat

I don’t like fennel. Somehow I thought I could get myself to like it if I kept buying it and eating it, but munching on it today at lunch I realized that I just don’t like it. So I’m going to stop buying it (at least for myself – my DH likes it). There are […]

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I don’t want to jinx myself, but…

April 25, 2008 Eat

I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think this time getting back on track is working. I’m using more structure than in previous attempts to get back on track (more on that in coming days). There is something good about gaining momentum from several good days in a row – it makes each one […]

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A good day, pizza and all…

April 24, 2008 Eat

Well, falling into the healthy (or healthier) pattern has been less difficult this week than I’d expected. Part of it is being pretty stocked up on good things and desire to eat them, but a big part of it is really being unhappy with my weight – and knowing I need to make some changes. […]

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Meeting days 3 & 4

April 3, 2008 Eat

Well, the rest of my meeting went okay, although I found myself snacking a lot more yesterday afternoon and this morning during the coffee breaks. The food at the hotel was really lacking and I felt generally hungry a lot as I didn’t like the food choices and ate little at each meal. I couldn’t […]

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Meeting Day 2

April 1, 2008 Eat

I am very happy with myself for starting back on track.  Instead of feeling hopeless, I feel hopeFULL. Today I was pretty on track again. Good breakfast of bread, jam, kiwis (cut up again!) tea and milk. Morning break I only ate fruit despite pastries on the table Lunch one peice of bread (yeah me) […]

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Meeting Day 1

March 31, 2008 Eat

I was maybe a bit too strict in my goals for this week.  I’m taking it day by day, maybe even meal by meal. First off, I was REALLY busy all day.  Often when busy I will eat mindlessly of what’s around out of nervous habit.  Not today, I’m proud to say. Before coming to […]

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